Ubiquitous and beloved as they are in this region, not all mixed grills are created equal. Sure they have common elements — the cubes of tender, charred chicken and lamb; flavourful hand-formed skewers of minced meat and chicken kebabs, a few chops and a scattering of French fries, served alongside flatbread, hummus, and chopped salad — but every shop has its own “star” of the platter.
Old Turkish, Al Khuwair
+968 2448 7822
Price for Medium Grill: OMR9
Star of the Grill: Crisp-fried mince-meat Arais and super succulent minced meat kebab are the first items to disappear off of this all-star plate, available for take away or to enjoy at one of the restaurants many outdoor tables.
Baba Salem, Qurum
+968 9455 5530
Price for Medium Grill: OMR4.500
Star of the Grill: Pickles are a nice addition to this platter particularly good charred beef kebabs (the minced are fantastic as well), which are served for takeaway or in their very nice garden dining area.
Turkish Corner, Al Ghubra
+968 9506 1737
Price for Medium Grill: OMR7
Star of the Grill: Super juicy chicken tikka and chewy, fresh-baked flatbread along with a generous portion of Arais make this casual take-away joint a favourite for anyone in the Ghubra or Athaiba areas.
Camilia Café, Ruwi
+968 9245 0927, +968 2478 9848
Price for Medium Grill: OMR6 (plus seafood upgrade at market price)
Star of the Grill: At Camilias you can add absolutely excellent fresh hamour and grilled prawns to your already generous mixed grill, for a totally opulent feast.
DINING TIP-OFF: What’s your favourite mixed grill in muscat?
We are on the hunt for more fabulous places to get our mixed grill fix. This weekend, tag us in your mixed-grill instagram photos @HiWeekly_Oman or comment on this story on our facebook page Facebook.com/HiWeekly_Oman with your suggestions by Sunday night, May 15th.
The best three “hidden gems” will be published next week and three of the lucky “tipsters” who suggested the places will win prizes in a raffle-style draw.Here is why you need to go the copper restaurant today